Historic planning register
Using the historic planning register you can look at the original original documents that formed part of the Planning Register before it was moved to an electronic system in 2005.
Whilst the Planning_Historical layer (available on our interactive map) shows most of the planning history the archive register will allow you to view the original plotting sheets and collect the application numbers from the source information and search Planning Register yourself. Using the Coventry Reference search field.
It is not intended for the information to be used as a replacement for a formal planning search which are required when drawing up sales/lease agreements. For more information on this type of search you should visit our land charges pages.
You will be able to search for a property address using all or part of the address or the postcode. There can be up to five different plotting sheets relating to a single address/site (dependant on the amount of development activity in the area) you can select which layer you wish to view from the list on the top right hand side of the window.
Some of the information held on the maps is out of date so you should not use the documents to confirm information such as a properties listed status or whether permitted development has been removed, The correct information is held on our interactive map.
A number of different registers are shown on the system if the number is prefixed by;
- A square then it will be a planning application,
- A triangle is used when the number refers to an advertisement. If you search for these numbers then prefix them with AD/ in the Coventry Reference search field.
- An oval is used for enforcement notices which can also be also prefixed by an E You can at the Enforcement Register to access details of the notice.
- Numbers prefixed by a B do not form part of the planning register as they are pre 1948 if you are interested in researching site histories prior to 1948 then you should contact the History Centre who hold Coventry's archive information.
View the historic planning register. (If you are on a Coventry City Council network, please use the internal link for the historic planning register.)
What you will see on the map
The list below show the information available from the online map, whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate they may well be omissions and errors within the historic record.
If you think something is missing or in the wrong place then please let us know by emailing the details to the planning team.
Planning - current
All new applications submitted and those where the permission has not yet expired, with links to the online planning register. If the application is still being decided you will be able to submit any comments through the online "comment" button. New applications are added daily.
Planning - historical
Applications made from 1990 onwards (not including the above) We have tried to include all applications since 1990 but the information is still being checked. If you find an error or something missing, then please let us know.
Hawkhurst Moor Colliery historic planning applications
Historic applications relating to undermining and associated works cannot be shown on our online map because of the application area, but are part of the planning history for sites in the south west of the city and are linked below
Building control - current [BETA]
Most recent applications made to Coventry Building Control for building regulation consent. The information is updated daily. Information is also included for approved inspectors and competent persons submissions this information is updated on a monthly basis. Whilst most applications within the city are included, we are still address matching some applications so if you are in any doubt, you should contact Building Control.
Building control - historical [BETA]
Building control applications made between 1992-2014. The information displayed includes reference number, start date, completed date, proposal and decision. We are still checking and adding to this information, but felt that even though there may be some mistakes or things missing, the information would be helpful. If you find an error (or think we have missed something) please e-mail us with the reference and we will investigate. Not all building regulation applications can be shown at this time and updates are undertaken on a monthly basis.
Conservation and heritage
- All conservation area boundaries are available to view
- All statutory listed buildings are identified on the map within links to Heritage England's listing information
- All locally listed buildings are identified on the map these properties are considered to be of local interest
- Archaeological sites are identified on the map
For further information or if you are considering proposals that may affect any of the above areas you should contact the Conservation Area Team for advice.
This identifies some useful policy areas from the current Development Plan (Coventry Development Plan 2001). It does not reflect all policy areas and is confined to showing
- Green Belt (where restrictions on development are greater)
- Local and district centres (where commercial retail uses shops, restaurants etc. are more likely to be acceptable)
No Permitted Development (NPD) Area - Sometimes when granting planning permission, we will remove some or all of the permitted development allowances that would allow extensions or alterations to the property without further planning permission. These areas are known as No Permitted Development Area. We have identified the areas on our online map with some brief details of the development allowances remove. You should always check the original decision notice under which the property was constructed to confirm the information.
Article 4 directions - Where some or all of the permitted development allowances have been removed.
Classified Roads - All the classified roads are now shown. Planning permission will be require for lowered kerbs and new vehicle crossing onto a classified roads.
Community Assets - Properties or sites that have been placed on our register of Community Assets which protects them from certain types of development.
Tree Preservation Orders
Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) can be placed on any suitable tree, including trees on private land. A TPO can cover a single tree, groups of trees or woodlands but not hedges or shrubs. The map shows the general location of protected trees and has links to relevant TPO documents.
We are still checking this information, but felt the information would be useful. If you find an error then please contact us with the reference and we will investigate. It is always best to check with the Tree Preservation Officer before carrying out work on any trees.
Section 106 Agreements
Section 106 agreements are legal documents that provide for additional requirements (outside of those described within the planning permission) that allow a development to go ahead.
Sometimes they take the form of a payment but it could also include other commitments such as land transfers, affordable housing requirements or local employment strategies.
Copies of the agreements are linked directly from the online map.
All the city's adopted highways are shown. If you have any queries regarding highway adoption then there is a link from the map to request further information.